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3 Common Types of Damage After a Cold Spring Storm

8/26/2020 (Permalink)

Image of snow on top of residential roof Cold Spring Storm.

For most, spring is a season of renewal and rebirth. Leaves appear on trees. Pitchers and catchers report to spring training. Temperatures start to warm up. And then they plummet for one last winter storm.

If you’re hit with a cold spring storm, keep an eye out for these three types of common storm damage — and keep your local storm damage restoration company on standby.

3 Types of Damage

1. Roof Damage

Your home’s roof is arguably the most vulnerable section of your home when a spring blizzard hits. For starters, snow is heavy. If left to linger, as little as two feet of snow can cause parts of your roof to collapse. Instead of waiting for a massive spring snowfall to melt, contact a professional snow removal service to clear the white shroud from your roof.

Wind can also wreak havoc on the roof of your Colorado Springs, CO, home, primarily in the form of displaced shingles. If a winter storm rips shingles, or even gutters, from your roof, it’s important to restore the area quickly. If left unattended, those newly exposed spots can let water into your home with every subsequent storm.

2. Ice Dams

Another offshoot of roof damage is the ice dam. This is what happens when water freezes at the edge of your roof and stops snowmelt and other water from running off your roof. Instead of draining, the accumulated water can seep into your home and affect your ceiling, walls and insulation. Excess water can lead to mold and weakened building materials.

3. Dented or Missing Siding

The high winds and hail that frequently accompany winter storms can be especially rough on your siding. Hail, and even especially hard snow and sleet, can dent it. Extra-strong winds can rip it clean off.

Sometimes, the worst winter storm hits in the spring. To prevent damage, make regular inspections of your home's exterior and be sure to stay on top of routine maintenance and repairs.

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